A Raritan River Basin Aerial Expedition

Written by NWNL Project Manager, Sarah Kearns All images © Alison M Jones Budd Lake - headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan The Raritan River Basin - one of NWNL's six case-study watersheds - is the largest watershed in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the USA. The Raritan collects water from … Continue reading A Raritan River Basin Aerial Expedition

Floods & The Bonnet Carre Spillway

Written by Donna Bush Edited by Alison M Jones Images © Donna Bush This report on Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans follows last week's blog on flooding in Natchez MS, to which today's author Donna Bush also contributed. As a New Orleans freelance writer and photographer, Donna’s passions are focused on the environment, wildlife, … Continue reading Floods & The Bonnet Carre Spillway

From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising

Written by Alison M Jones Photographs by Peggy Pierrepont and Alison M. Jones This blog stems from 2 months of photographs and commentary shared by Peggy Pierrepont.  A former TV producer, Peggy has lived in Natchez MS for 24 years. Weather permitting, she paddles the Mississippi River and its backwaters daily, keenly observing its foibles. … Continue reading From Natchez: The Mississippi Is A-Rising

Portland Harbor’s Superfund Story

Written by Brynn O'Donnell Edited by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M Jones Brynn O'Donnell is a freshwater ecosystem scientist, with a focus on urban biogeochemistry. She also believes in the importance of science accessibility, and practices this by telling stories of the human relationship with water through her podcast, Submerge. … Continue reading Portland Harbor’s Superfund Story

WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

All photos © Alison M. Jones NWNL is proud to have its imagery included in the Smithsonian’s WATER/WAYS Exhibit traveling across the US as part of their “Museum on Main Street” program. From now until Feb 2020, WATER/WAYS will be shown in small towns that face water availability, quality and usage challenges. Smithsonian believes photography … Continue reading WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

Written by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M. Jones. A tree being gnawed  by beavers in NJ's Upper Raritan River wetlands On New Year's Day, I was photographing streamside construction in New Jersey’s Upper Raritan Basin. I've been told the orange fencing and new gravel banks are for widening a bridge over … Continue reading Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

The Evolution of NWNL

by Alison M. Jones, Director of NWNL My photographic career began in 1985 on my first visit to Africa. After years of photographing landscapes, wildlife and cultures for magazines, exhibits and stock photography, I had the honor of helping start Kenya's Mara Conservancy.  From then on I focused on conservation photography, with NWNL as my signature … Continue reading The Evolution of NWNL